ABOUT 200 motorcycles will ride through Beaudesert en route to the Veresdale Scrub Hotel for the annual Ride for Jack event on Sunday morning.
The ride is organised by the Jack Beasley Foundation in memory of 17-year-old Jack Beasley, who lost his life as a result of a stabbing in 2019.
Brett and Belinda Beasley set up the organisation to fight for changes in legislation including harsher penalties to discourage youth violence.
They want to prevent other parents from suffering the pain of losing a child to knife crime.
Jack Beasley was killed on Friday, December 13, 2019 at the age of 17.
Brett Beasely said the aim was to raise awareness about youth violence, specifically knife crimes, which he said was an issue across the region.
"You see it all the time, it just never ends," he said.
"So we are involved with education, we do a lot of school presentations.
"We go around and talk to the kids in years 10, 11 and 12 about youth violence and carrying knives.
"It's been huge success, so things like this ride help us rase funds for these school presentations."
Mr Beasley said the message to young people was "Live Your Life Without a Knife".
"That's our slogan," he said.
"Because the outcome of carrying a knife could be devastating to not only themselves but everyone involved - their victims, families, friends, everybody."
Mr Beasley said they had done the bike ride every year since they lost Jack.
"This is the third annual Ride for Jack and also we do a walk in December," he said.
"If anyone would like to participate in our walk project, we do it on his anniversary and normally about 300 people turn up to the Walk for Jack around the lake near Coomera Rowing Club," he said.
Mr Beasley said Beaudesert Police were very supportive of the event and would again be helping with traffic control during the drive through Beaudesert.
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